Ruling Regarding Women Travelling To The Land of Jihad

By Ahmed Al-Hamdan

Do you advise for women to travel to the lands of fighting, especially since there exists a Khilafah state towards which Hijrah is allowed even without a Mahram (any close relative who cannot be married to her)? And if a woman does reach there, then is it allowed for her to get married herself on her own? Or is it necessary that her father who is in her country should agree to whichever man who comes to her?


Personally, from experience I do not advise women to go to the land of battle, especially those lands which are not stable and their control goes around between you and your enemy. And now all the battlefronts are following the tactic of ‘attack and retreat’, and there is no land of Jihad that is stable today (like how it was under the Taliban during the 1990’s) for us to consider it possible or permissible for the women and children to come to such stable lands.

And some of the scholars and leaders have seen and warned about its danger.

From amongst them is Aasim al Mu’ammar, an Arab leader who was present in Afghanistan after the American invasion, and who wrote an article entitled “The danger of women travelling for Jihad in our present time and stories from the ground”. He mentioned in it some tragic and painful scenes which happened to some of the families of the Muhajireen after the fall of the government of the Taliban, scenes which he had himself witnessed, and how some of the apostates distributed these women amongst themselves and so on, and other such stories, which if a person were to read them, he would cry in anguish and in pain.

Shaykh Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi had mentioned in his letter ‘Advise to the brothers who are asking their wives and children to join them in Syria’, that “The ferocity of the battle in Syria has not yet begun”. He then said:

“If the brother who is asking his family and the women to join with him in the field of Jihad in Syria is unaware of these realities, then he is one of the most negligent of people about what is being plotted and planned against him. And such negligence is unbecoming to the Mujahideen. And if he is not negligent of it, and this is what I consider as being more likely and what I think the people of Jihad to be, then how can it be permissible for him to drag his family into such turmoil while our Syrian brothers are themselves fleeing with their women and daughters away from it. And those of them who would wish to wage Jihad would then return back after they have secured their families in a place far away from the battlefield. And they only do this because they are aware of the criminality of this regime and how great is its enmity towards the people of Islam and how they do not hesitate to rape their free women”. (Page 4)

And when Shaykh Eesa al Awshan (who is a judge of Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia) spoke in the magazine (Sawt al Jihad, issue no. 15, page 26) regarding the story of Khalid al-Sebeit, he said “Khalid went to Azerbaijan and then from there to Turkey where his wife was with the women of the Arab Mujahideen, who went out at the beginning of the war”.

So the Mujahideen did not keep their women with them in the land of battle, rather they moved them to a safe place which is away from the area of conflict and fighting due to the fear of the occurrence of the worst.

All what has been mentioned, warned the women from accompanying their husbands to the lands of Jihad!! So how about doing so without even a Mahram in the first place?!

Some of the Shaykhs of Jihad have exempted the one who is being pursued or is wanted by the security.

Secondly: Who is the Khalifah?

It is reported in the two Saheehs (Bukhari and Muslim) that “The Imaam (leader) is no more than a shield behind whom the enemies are fought and the people are protected”.

Shaykh Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi says in Risaala Ath-Thalaatheeniya (page 148) that “What it means is that shelter is sought under the Imaam and under him there is safety and protection for the subjects as he is like a shield and armour for them”.

That is, the actual leader is the one who has the ability to protect the Muslims who are under him. But if we look at the case of al-Baghdadi, he cannot pray in a mosque publicly like how the previous Khalifas used to do, due to his fear of being targeted. So he is not able to protect himself, let alone protect the others.

So when Allah said: “O you who believe! When believing women come to you as emigrants, examine them, Allah knows best as to their Faith. And if you ascertain that they are believers, then do not send them back to the disbelievers”, (Surah Mujaadila) this was after the treaty of Hudaybiyah and after the pillars of the Prophetic authority had become stable in Medina.

Despite the fact that the Kuffar tried to kill the Prophet who was the leader, he did not hide but he kept mingling with the people and prayed with them and associated with them, and the location of the Prophet and the Khalifas after him were well known. And this is an evidence for having gained the actual stability, and not the false stability.

So we cannot compare this situation with the situation of Medina and apply the same evidences in a situation which is completely different.

Thirdly: If we assume that there is someone who did not pay attention to this and she went to the land of Jihad and it became a reality, and she wanted to marry, then the leader or the judge of the group will have the status of the Wali (her guardian) in this case.

Shaykh Abu Qatada said in his third meeting with Ghurfath Al Fajr al Islamiyyah “As for her staying there, if she married one of the youth of Islam who is a match for her, then it is allowed for her”. (Page 13)

That is, it is allowed for her to marry him without the permission of her real Wali through the judge or the leader of the group.

But there is one final point: Sometimes the women go to the land of Jihad, not for the sake of marrying, but for living under the authority of the Jihadi groups, while she does not want to marry. Then a young man comes and proposes for marriage to her, and the judge gets her married to him against her will or without her desiring it – is this permissible?

One of the Shaykhs, Dr. Aamir al-Busalamah wrote a treatise that he named as “The ruling on forcing women to marry” in which he made a comparative study on the four Islamic Mazhabs (Maliki, Hanafi, Hanbali, Shafi’i) and their opinions regarding conducting the woman’s marriage against her will, and he then concluded with the opinion which is the most correct, and he said:

“And that which is apparent from the sayings of the scholars is that it is not allowed to conduct the marriage of a sane adult woman against her will, regardless of whether she is a virgin or not a virgin. Rather it is necessary to have her consent”.

Then he quoted the saying of Imaam ibn al Qayyim which states:

“And the ruling for this is that an adult woman is not to be forced for marriage, and she should not be married without her consent ….. And this is the statement which we believe in. And we do not believe in any other than this. And this is in accordance with the ruling of the Messenger of Allah, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, and his commands and prohibitions, and the fundamentals of his Shariah, and the benefit of the Ummah” (Zaad al Ma’ad Fee Hadyi Khayr al Ibaad, 5/96)

Then he stated the evidences from the two Saheehs and the analogy and benefits and harms that support this saying of the impermissibility of marrying a woman against her will and that her consent is a condition for the marriage as Ibn Hazm has stated.

And this is what I have to say about this subject, may Allah reward you with good.

And our final supplications are that all praise belongs to Allah the Lord of all that exists.


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Adnani And The Issue of Retreating

By Ahmed Al-Hamdan

Adnani says “If we knew that any of the righteous predecessors surrendered a hand span of land to the Kuffar, using the claim of popular support or to save buildings from being destroyed or to prevent bloodshed, or any other alleged interest, we would have done the same as the Qaida of the fool of the so called Ummah had done….But we will fight to death…Either we will live by the might of our religion as noble masters, or we will die for it with honour”.

You would understand from this text that “retreat” is a word that ISIS does not have in their dictionary, even if the cities get bombed, and even if homes get demolished and crops get destroyed! Adnani has restricted the solution as being only one and that is “we will fight until death”! And Adnani was not content with making this as the only choice, but rather he is even blaming and criticizing the one who does not choose to do this!

But you will be surprised and your surprise will be even greater!

Because these are matters that ISIS themselves have done and are still acknowledging that they have been doing even until the past few days!

For example, in the year 2011, Al Furqan foundation arranged an interview with Abu Ubaydah Al Iraqi who is a member of the Shura (advisory board) in the Islamic State of Iraq, and he said in it:

“Since the conspiracy of the Sahawaat (Awakening council) and the choice made by the brothers to abandon holding on to the territoriesin the city centers, the field military action is continuously developing both in quantity and quality”. (Page 22)

Also, they confirmed this in the publication of An-Naba in its fifth issue, and they said that “At that time there was no capability to compel those who withheld from removing it, ie. the satellite, due to the crusader and Rafidhi attacks and because the Muslims retreated  from the citiesunder the pressure of this attack”. (Page 8)

So here they are admitting that they have abandoned (i.e retreated) and surrendered cities to the Kuffar!! And they did not fight until death!!

Your surprise will not cease at this point. Rather the statement itself contained within it a clear contradiction!!

Adnani says,

“Or do you, O America, consider defeat to be the loss of a city or the loss of land? Were we defeated when we lost the cities in Iraq and were in the desert without any city or land? And would we be defeated and you be victorious if you were to take Mosul or Sirte or Raqqah or even take all the cities and we were to return to our initial condition?”

Here Adnani is speaking about losing the cities and retreating towards the deserts!!! Will a person who fights to death without retreating say such a statement?! That is, “I will retreat towards the deserts”?! Where was your statement which you made a short while ago in which you said that you will fight to death even if cities get destroyed in their entirety?!

Secondly, we are here putting forth another question– Is it true that there was no one from the Salaf (the predecessors) and the Sahaba who had retreated  from a region that they controlled for the sake of a specific benefit?!

The answer is – No. Rather, the Sahaba had retreated at the time of the conquests during the period of the second Khalifa Umar Ibn Al Khattab. The Sahaba who were present in the city of Homs had all unanimously agreed to retreat, and Umar himself approved of that!!

It has come in the book “Mukhtasar Tareekh Dimashq” of Ibn Asakir that when Ameerul Mumineen Umar Ibn Al Khattab was informed about the decision for retreating from Homs, he disliked that. But Sufyan Bin Awf who is the one who was sent by the military commander in Homs, Abu Ubaydah Bin Jarraah, told him “The one who is present sees things that are not seen by the one who is absent. The ruler of Rome had gathered such a huge army, like of which neither he nor anyone before him had gathered to confront anyone before us”. So Umar asked him if this has been the viewpoint of all of them, so he said “yes”. At that, Umar concluded his talk by saying “Allah willing, Allah will not unite all of them on a viewpoint unless if it is good for them”.

So the Sahaba retreated from the city of Homs without fighting, and they did not say like how Adnani said: “But this is an honorable, noble Quran, a pure Sunnah and upright methodology, a monotheistic religion that does not accept concession or alteration. We will fight to death, even if crops are destroyed, houses are demolished, honor is disgraced, and people are killed”.

So either he understands the Quran and the Sunnah more than the Sahaba and Umar, or that he has predecessors (Salaf) who are other than the Sahaba, which then would be another matter.

Thirdly, retreating is a matter that is realistic, rational and logical for groups that are irregular and which engage in unequal wars with regular armies! Abu Ubayda Adam [1] the security official of Al Qaida in a message entitled “The notion of expansion and extension in guerilla warfare” says the following – “Rather, a lot of times the enemy would purposely evacuate from certain regions in order to put you in the trap of being defensive which will lead you to being encircled and then exterminated. This is the policy of the regular armies in their way of dealing with guerilla fighters, and so it is necessary to be very much alert about it”. (Page 3)

So the enemy wants to make you present in a specific region and wants you to defend it until the last breath in order to exterminate you since he possesses superior military advantage in terms of numbers and advantage. So you must not give him this opportunity, and you have to retreat and wage a war like that of the flea against the dog.

I had sat with Turki Bin’ali after he returned from Yemen in the year 2012, and I asked him why the Mujahideen in Yemen retreated so quickly?! So he replied by a wise statement “Preserving the men is more important than preserving the land, because it is with the men that lands are retaken back”.

So would it be reasonable for the Jihadi groups to give their enemies a chance and enable them to crush and terminate them by remaining in cities and fighting until the last breath without retreating when it is necessary?!

No one would say this except one who is stupid.

Adnani then says, “However, our Quran requires us to fight the entire world, without exception”.

But in a previous speech of his entitled “May Allah be with you, O oppressed State”, he said,

“It is wisdom to neutralize the enemies and reduce the fronts, and it is stupidity to open several fronts and fight against all the people”.

So the matter which is obligatory according to the texts of the Quran was previously stupidity according to Adnani! Or it may be that ISIS found a new Quran which lead to changing the rule! From being stupidity to being obligatory!

And the last point in this matter is – Adnani tried to downplay the matter of retreat. But what would it mean when they retreat and go back to the deserts once again?!

It would mean that one can use as evidence the supplication of Adnani “Oh Allah, if this state is a Khawarij state, then break its back, and bring down its banner, and Oh Allah, if this is an Islamic state, then make it firm and strengthen it, and support it, and grant it authority on earth”, as an evidence to prove that they are Khawarij.

Because Adnani said that if I win and my power increases, then it means that I am a person having the correct beliefs, and he made defeat and retreat as a proof of them being the Khawarij.

Secondly, it means that ISIS was not a Khilafa upon the Prophetic path that is mentioned in the Hadith!!

This is for a very simple reason! And that is that the Khilafa according to the Hadith, will be established after the period of the oppressive regimes, [2] due to the statement of the Prophet, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, “Then there will be oppressive regimes and it will remain for as long as Allah wills, and then Allah will lift it when He wills to lift it, and then there will be Khilafa on the Prophetic path”.

So Allah will lift these regimes “AND THEN” He will establish the Khilafa.

But this “khilafa” has been set up while the oppressive regimes are still existing, and even the regimes that ISIS fought against have not been brought down, let alone the remaining other regimes that ISIS have not harmed at all.

And if these regimes have been able to put an end to ISIS and send them back to the deserts, and cause them to lose stability which is a condition for governance, this means that we are still in the period of the oppressive regimes.

And the announcement of the Khilafa upon the Prophetic path was all non-sense that they said just to apply the Hadith of the Prophet over themselves in order to attract and entice the gullible people.

So them returning to the deserts is not a small matter even if Adnani tries to make it look small because of the implications which will be applicable on them.


[1] Abdullah Adam has a lengthy series of audio speeches named “Sann’aat Al Irhaab” (Producers of terrorism), and in its last part of the series, there is an explanation by Adam for the treatise on “Guerilla warfare” by the leader of AlQaida in Saudi Arabia, Abdul Azeez Al Muqrin, to which he refers to for a further reading. And this series when converted into a written text is of 600 pages, all of them being the narrations of the stories of the incidents that Al Adam had himself experienced in the security war against the enemies of AlQaida. Turki Bin’ali had informed me that Al Adam opposed the behavior of the Islamic State of Iraq even from its beginning days, and he used to criticize them a lot which made Bin’ali take a hard stance towards him and he even refused to invoke prayers of mercy upon him after his death!

[2] There is a prevailing belief amongst the Jihadi circles that the “oppressive regimes” are the regimes that rule the Muslim countries at present.

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For the people of loyalty, all sacrifices are insignificant

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For the people of loyalty, all sacrifices are insignificant

By Shaykh Abu Sulayman al Muhajir





I have traveled a great deal and visited many countries and I swear by Allah that I have never seen a people like those of Al-Sham. I have never seen such courage and bravery such sacrifice, generosity, and openhandedness, such patience through adversity, without any helplessness or disbelief in Allah.

You witness individuals whose villages have been destroyed with barrel bombs or rockets their house demolished, with the children and loved ones inside, leaving them as the only survivor but you find this person content with the decree of Allah, submitting to His Will.

You find another who has lost everything, his house, his livestock, all that he owns but this does not prevent him from fighting in the path of Allah or encouraging the last of his children to be a Mujahid in the path of Allah.

It is rare that you find a household vacant of a Mujahid, the wounded or a Martyr.

They are a people that will never sell the blood of their Martyrs. Refusing to be belittled, because they are defiant, honourable Muslims. Loyal, in every sense of the word; Loyalty to their faith, Loyalty to their brothers, Loyalty to their Martyrs Loyalty to their Islam, Loyalty to their blessed Jihad.

We can only say to them:’Our blood will be put before your blood, our chests before your chests, our wealth before your wealth. May we all be sacrificed for you, O people of Al-Sham!

O people of sacrafice! O people of generosity and loyalty!’ I will say even more than this and, I speak for every Muhajir (immigrant) that has set foot on the blessed, pure soil of Al-Sham, I do not mean the wicked (ones) who have killed the elite Mujahideen, whether they be Syrians or non-Syrians, I do not speak on their behalf, we are not from them, nor they from us.

I am referring to the Muhajireen, whom you see amongst you. Those with whom you have shared everything you possess honouring them and offering everything you have to them.

By Allah! I have seen generosity in you, O people of Al-Sham, that I had never imagined to see in my life, not even something comparable!

I had once thought that I would only read such examples in the books of history and tales of noblemen. I have seen men evacuate their homes, moving their family and children out, so a poor Muhajir may live there instead.

I have seen those who have prevented their own children a hot meal, preferring, instead, a Mujahir in the Path of Allah, the only thing that ties the two is the bond of Islam.

The strongest ties of faith, as the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wa salam) said.

I have seen men serving Muhajireen aged like his children or even grandchildren serving them food, attending to their needsvall the while smiling, wishing that he owned more so he could spend it on them generously.

I have seen those who have spent their most precious wealth, arming whole battalions of Muhajireen, content and assured, hoping for reward from Allah The Almighty, not seeking anything in return in this life.

All of this out of their loyalty to their promise to Allah.

The Prophet (salallahu alayhi wa salam) was truthful when he said: “There is no good in you if the people of Al-Sham are corrupted”

And I bear witness by Allah! That the people of Al-Sham have not been corrupted, and that there is much good in them and that they are the ones intended in the hadith narrated by Abu Umaamah
“There will remain a group of my Ummah firm upon the truth, fighting their enemy harmed not are they by those whom oppose them, except the harm which afflicts them in war, they will remain like this until the order of Allah (the Day of Judgement)” They (the Sahabah) asked “where will they be O Messenger of Allah?!”
He (salallahu alayhi wa salam) said “In Jerusalem and it’s outskirts” In another narration he said “In Al-Sham”.

Therefore, I thank Allah for uniting the Muahijereen and the Ansaar in the best land where Jihad is being fought on this planet!

In the hadith narrated by Abdullah bin Hawalah, collected by Ahmad, Abu Dawud, Al-Hakim and others…

The Prophet (salallahu alayhi wa salam) said “You will be made into armies:An army in Al-Sham, an army in Iraq and an army in Yemen.”
He (the narrator) said “Choose for me a land to be in if I witness such a day, O Prophet of Allah”

He (salallahu alayhi wa salam) said “Go to Al-Sham, for it is the land which Allah has preferred, He gathers his preferred, most elite slaves to it!”

I say to those noble people, In the name of every truthful Muhajir who has come from Yemen, the Arabian Peninsula, the Islamic Maghreb, Egypt, Sudan, America, Turkistan, Uzbekistan, Chechnya, Australia, Maldives, Britain, France, Venezuela, Germany, Belgium, and all of these nationalities, and even more, exist amongst you, I say on behalf of all of these people: there is only one thing that saddens us That is that we only have one soul that we can offer in the path of Allah in your blessed land and if we were to able to offer our soul time and time again while you remain safe, our people, in your homes, not being harmed at all then we would not hesitate at all.

You have made us feel that we are one of you, and that you are one of us. A Muhajir does not feel alienated, like a stranger would, out of his homeland. You have made them forget the pains of being far from his home and children .You have done this with your kindness, your manners, your alliegience to Allah, His Prophet and the believers.

You have taught us a lesson in the aqeedah of allegiance (and love, loyalty.) You have practically translated the verse
“Verily believers are but brothers”

Oh noblemen of Aleppo Oh loyal men of Idlib and its mountains of glory Oh soldiers of Damascus, Zamalka, Harasra, Al-Hajar Al-Aswad, Al-Yarmouk and the two Ghoutas Oh soldiers of Allah in the defiant Qalamoun and Qusayr Oh lions of Al-Sharqiyya, Al-Raqqah, Deir Al-Zour and Al-Mayadeen Oh people of patience, honour and resistance Oh lions of Islam in Hama of the victories! Oh heroes of the mountains of Al-Turkman, Al-Akraad and the coast of Al-Shaam Oh champions of Dar’ah and Harran.

To you all a tribute, Oh people of Al-Sham To you, Oh people of Al-Sham to the people of loyalty all our sacrifices are insignificant all our blood and wealth which we sacrifice is insignificant we ask Allah to accept our deeds and yours.

We make an oath to Allah, and then to you, that we will will water the soil of Al-Sham with our blood, just as our forefathers did when entering these blessed lands and protected our people, we will spend all that we can, so you can see victory, or we die trying. We will avenge our honour and yours, your martyrs and ours. Blood for blood and destruction for destruction.

O people of Al-Sham, you called the call of a believer to his brother but the armies of the Arabs and non Arabs did not respond. And it is not surprising! Why would they respond to the call of brotherhood when they have sold their faith for a trivial, worldly price?!

But your children, the Muhajireen and the Ansar, responded to your call, from every corner of the earth, from every deep valley they came to perform, but some of their duties towards you,

Those that you have called heard the Words of Allah:

“How is it that you do not fight in the way of Allah and in support of the helpless – men, women and children – who pray: “Our Lord, bring us out of this land whose people are oppressors and appoint for us from Yourself, a protector, and appoint for us from Yourself a helper”

(Qur’an 4:75)

So they set forth and flew hastily towards paradise the width of which is like the heavens and earth.

This paradise that has opened its doors in the land of Al-Shaam, your land!

What an amazing honour it is! That we sacrafice ourselves for the people of Al-Sham!

O people of Al-Sham, our Jihad is going through a very dangerous stage today, It is obvious that if we were to place all our military expertise, our wealth, our men, our weapons, our power and our ammunition on one side of the scales and our enemy placed a tenth of a tenth of what they have on the other side of the scales, that their side of the scale would definitely be heavier. However, what weighs down our side of the scales, after we do all that is physically necessary to attain victory, is our truthfulness with Allah. Our deep conviction and our solid faith that Allah is with us; He is our Victor and he will not abandon us.

It is the word of Tawheed! If we place it in our side of the scales, all of their material means for victory become useless. This bounty from Allah means we must be humble to Him and stay far from arrogance and pride. This is because all of the victories we see today are not because of our power nor our weapons or numbers, It is purely the tawfeeq of Allah Divine Grace.

So I praise Allah for His blessings, and I thank Him for His great favour upon us and we ask Him more…

We ask Him to complete His favour upon us and upon the people of Al-Sham and allow us victory and governance before we die and that He ends our lives with the best martyrdom! Verily He is able to do all things.

O people of Al-Sham! Glad tidings be to you. The darkness of oppression has started to disappear. The rays of sunlight have started to shine gradually and this would have never happened if we had left Jihad in the path of Allah.

It would never have happened by diplomatic solutions or more accurately, fleeing from confrontation. It would have never happened through half-solutions or by laying down our weapons in defeat and submission, by running from the battlefield, from the land of danger and risk.

Of course it is not befitting for such a great, loyal, defiant, Muslim nation to chose the path of humiliation and defeat!

These great souls! How could they possibly accept humiliation after the victory and honour they have seen from Allah?!

We must know that the price of submission and disgrace to the oppressive, tyrannical, criminal regime, the regime of the Nusayri, the Al-Asad regime, that has so much animosity toward the people of Sunnah (Sunni Muslims).

This price is far, far greater than the price of honour and glory that honourable people of Al-Sham will pay open-handedly and generously.

All of this in order to lift oppression from the people, establish justice in the land, allow the rule of shari’ah, protect our faith and liberate the people from worshipping mankind!

Our rights will not be restored by begging!!!

Truth is never established through humiliation!!!

Oppression is not uprooted by imploring our enemy!

It will only happen through great determination, through extraordinary resoluteness, continuous hard work, great sacrifice, and considering the dangerous situations easy and the problematic matters simple.

Arabic poetry:

‘Determination is only as much as the people of determination give;

So is the generosity of the generous;

Insignificant matters seem complicated to people who are insignificant;

Yet lofty matters seem trivial in the eyes of lofty men.’

The Truth only started to rise up through the sacrifices of your dutiful children. What a marvelous offering they have given! What a great generosity they have shown! What an amazing loyalty they have proven!

By the will of Allah, the pure blood of the people of Al-Sham, which they have given up in the path of Allah will be a milestone by which those after them will be guided. A pure spring that the tree of Islam will be watered by, in the Syria of Islam, not the Syria of Al-Asad!

The flag will be upheld by future generations, who will continue the journey seeking guidance through their biographies (of the preceding generations), so that they can continue to build a strong foundation, laid solidly by the blood and limbs of their forefathers.

This is how the caravan continues, the caravan of honour, glory and steadfastness the caravan of Jihad in the path of Allah will continue!

Arabic poetry

‘If a moon disappears or is hidden,

another moon shines on the other side of the horizon’

O people of Al-Sham, people of loyalty and honour,be patient, for victory comes with but an hour of patience

“And that day the believers will rejoice the victory of Allah. He gives victory to whom He wills, and He is the Exalted in Might, the Merciful}

(Qur’an 30:5)

O Allah! Bless the Ansar, their children and their children’s children. O Allah! Unite our ranks, bring together our hearts and give us victory over those who show us enmity, you are The Powerful, The Exalted in Might. You hear all, are near and answer our prayers

And all thanks are due to Allah, Lord of all that exists.

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A response to the justpaste article titled “The Hypocrisy of Abu Muhammad al Maqdisi”

The article says,

“When Turkey announced their involvement in Sham to fight IS – Alloush Army made a statement supporting them. Maqdisi came out & said “whoever allies with the secularists (Turkey) is a secular” i.e he made takfir…..But when Ahrar came out & supported Turkey in their plan for a “Safe Zone” the munafiq hizbi took back his previous takfir statement…”

Firstly he never “took back” his statement. As this is a very general and a fundamental principle which the scholars have agreed upon. So there is “no need” for him to withdraw his statement because it is only a general statement. He did not apply this to Jaishul Islam or to Ahrar nor did he make Takfeer on them. This is because there is a difference between making a general statement and between applying it on a specific individual. (The ignorant Khawarij may not be knowing this difference since the Khawarij have always based their claims on desires without proper knowledge).

Then it says,

“But because Ahrar are the closest ally of Jowlani Front – he excused the kufr (that is not excusable in Dunya) they committed – that which he didn’t excuse for Alloush Army.”

Firstly again he did not make Takfeer on them. Some of his tweets during those times were controversial. He made it clear during those days that he did not mean Takfeer on any specific person or group. It was only a general statement without applying it to anyone. But of course the fanboys of the cartoon ‘Khilafah’ may not know this because they are only waking up now from their sleep. But this matter is already known from the previous year when the Sheikh made those tweets.

Then regarding the video and his comments, the writer said lies by twisting what was asked. He falsely said – Continue reading

Ruling on watching the media releases of Baghdadi’s “State”



By the Mujahid Sheikh, Dr. Abdullah Al-Muhaysini (may Allah protect him)

Dear brothers and sisters, those from the Mujahideen and the people in general, negligence in this matter has become widespread and has overwhelmed and chocked a lot of people. We see that he or she would watch those who spread innovations and who bring calamities through their media programs. And sometimes these propagators would even be an atheist or a Zindeeq (spreading such programs) by the power of their presentation. And this by Allah, is great misguidance, and amongst the causes of confusion, disorder and lack of stability. From Allah we seek safety and wellness.

We are in a great need for steadfastness in these times of Fitna and disorder.  So it is not permissible for a Muslim to watch or follow the people of innovation except to refute the doubts that they spread. And when we speak about the people of innovation, we also mean Baghdadi’s group and those who spread Sufism and those who slander the companions of the Prophet, though in a hidden manner. And you see some people condemn the Khawarij harshly but they still watch their media releases.

He would say, “I am actually laughing at them” or “I like their Nasheeds”.

The Prophet (may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said (to Umar when he brought some of the writings of the Ahlul Kitab to read them): “Are you being doubtful with it oh son of Khattab? By the one in whose hands lies my soul, indeed I’ve brought it clear to you…” And this is Umar!

The Prophet (may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said : “If you hear about the Dajjal’s appearance then move away from him, for by Allah, a man will come to meet him thinking that he himself is a firm believer and will end up following the Dajjal. This is due to the immense confusion which will be brought by the Dajjal.”

By Allah I see the masses supporting Baghdadi despite his bloodbaths and the clear misguidance which he is upon. And I say that if this is the case, then there is nothing to be astonished of if the people follow the Dajjal despite his affair being made clear. The Dajjal, between his eyes it is written “Kaafir” (disbeliever), and despite this clear description, our Prophet (may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) warned us from approaching him so that we do not get misled by the doubts that he would cause. And that is how the confusion caused by media of the people of innovation is today.

And so, the Fatwa that I am issuing for my brothers is:

That watching such media releases is Haraam because it contains approval of falsehood and being content with it, and it is prohibited to encourage the people towards it and to spread it, except for the one who refutes it by exposing its falsehood. Allah said when describing the slaves of Allah: “And (the slaves of Allah are) those who do not witness falsehood … (Al-Furqan: 72)”, and the falsehood mentioned here is every falsehood which is forged and beautified. And which falsehood is greater than this?!

Certainly, it is from the way of Islam to distance ourselves from all that leads to perversion, deviation, and disorder. And hence the Hadith (Whoever goes to a fortune teller and asks him about something, his prayers will not be accepted for forty days), and this is only for asking!

And from among the characteristics of Ahlu-Sunnah is that they do not sit with the people of innovation, and they consider it necessary to guard their ears from their falsehoods which might make an impact upon them if it happens to pass by their ears.

Hasan al-Basri (may Allah have mercy on him) once said: “Do not sit with the people of Hawa (those who speak from their whims) as he would impact your heart by whispering into it that which if you follow it will make you doomed, and which if you disagree over it will make your heart sick”. Once there came a man from the Mu’tazila to speak, upon which Ibn Tawus (may Allah have mercy on him) inserted his two fingers into both his ears closing them, and he ordered his son to do the same, and he said: “Tighten, do not listen to anything that he says”.

As-Sakhthiyaanee (may Allah have mercy on him) flatly refused to listen to even a verse or a Hadith from a person of innovation. And when it was said to him by the innovator, “listen to at least a word from me”, he would respond by saying, “No, not even half a word.”

Ad-Dhahabi (may Allah have mercy on him) said while mentioning Ibn Al-Rawandi: “He is a Zindeeq, and he (Al-Rawandi) used to accompany Rafidhis and the atheists, and when he was blamed for it he would reply by saying that he accompanies them only to know about their ideologies. And later he ended up writing books in the beliefs of the Zindeeqs, may Allah curse him.”

Sufyan At-Thawri (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “Whoever listens to an innovator has left the protection of Allah and is entrusted with the innovation.”

So listen, every brother and sister, may Allah safeguard you, look at the eagerness of our pious predecessors for distancing themselves from innovations. And here I do not restrict it just to Baghdadi’s group but it is for every person of misguidance.

And you, may Allah protect you, if you have been following any person from amongst the people of innovation, then hasten to delete him and to delete their channels. And if you do not do so, then you are the one to be blamed if the truth does not become clear to you.

When we forbid watching such media publications that does not mean that the people of truth are incapable of bringing up proofs to refute them, but it is because it is a duty upon you to protect this Ummah from doubts, deviations and misguidance. And so as we said, those from the people of truth who want to get into the field of debates and respond to their whims, then let them do so, and this was how our predecessors were. And we have quoted some of their statements, and they did not make those statements due to being weak in refuting them.

May Allah protect and make you firm and benefit me and you for that which is good and righteous. And always repeat “Oh the Everliving, Oh the Sustainer, guide us during disputes towards that which is the truth, indeed it is You who guides those whom You will to the straight path”.

The Prophet (may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said regarding the Khawarij, “they will not cease to come out until the last group of them joins the Dajjal”.

Do you know why is that? It is because the methodology of the Khawarij is to go behind doubts and mere announcements.

So when a man follows ambiguous statements like the Hadith which speaks about the fields of Dabiq and the black flags and so on and so forth…, these statements may at one time apply to one person and at another time it may apply to another person, and this is what causes misguidance.

It is written between the eyes of the Dajjal, “Kafir” (disbeliever)! So why will the latter Khawarij join him?

It is because of the obscurity and the perplexity which accompanies him (the Dajjaal), and he would say this is paradise and hellfire, and thus they will follow him.


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